Bidwell Guide and Scout Centre

Details

Description

The centre, opened in 1997, is a purpose brick built building set in 11 acres of gladed woodland. The facility consists of the three large rooms, a fully equiped kitchen and toilet/shower facilites. Open grass and hard ""play"" areas are available with forest and river access The centre is adjacent to the Two Mile Bottom Scout Camp Site.''Please address all correspondence to booking secretary below

Address
Bidwell Guide and Scout Centre
Two Mile Bottom Camp Site
off Mundford Road
Town
Thetford
County
Norfolk
Post code
IP24 1LZ
Tel
-
Fax
-
Email
alan@spinney2.freeserve.co.uk
URL
http://www.bidwellcentre.org.uk
Location
TL 846 873 - 52.452N 0.717E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Tena Bragg
Address
2 Spinney Close
 
Town
Brandon
County
Suffolk
Post code
IP27 0HH
Tel
01842810152
Fax
-
Email
alan@spinney2.freeserve.co.uk

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
Yes
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
No
Public telephone
No
Security
Yes
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
No
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activities

Onsite activities

  • Abseiling

Local attractions

  • Thetford Forest - walking cycling orienteering etc
  • ''Water World Thetford - indoor water activities
  • ''Thetford Sports Centre
  • ''High Lodge - forest activity centre with cycle hire
  • Charles Burrell Steam Museum
  • ''Ancient House Museum
  • ''Grimes Graves - prehistoric flint mines
  • ''Thetford Castle Park and Priory

Camping

Site available for Camping
-
Maximum number of campers
-
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
50
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
-
Fuel type
Electric
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Thetford
Coach station
Thetford
Airport
Norwich/London Stansted
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Thetford Museum, White Hart Street,Thetford Tel:01842752599
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

.''The Centre is bookable independently from the campsite, and is well equipped for all purposes, at a fee of

Last modified: 17th January 2004

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